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8th grade, week 38/38, 06/11-14/2018 (LAST WEEK of Middle School!)

R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Monday, 6/11/2018

  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be? 
  • Monday: 2nd Hour: Final Exam REVIEW! 
    • 6th Hour: Last Day of New Learning; finishing Greece and starting Rome
  • Monday: 3rd and 4th at Chenery. Maybe some of 5th.
  • Tuesday: 1-3 FINAL EXAM; 4-6 REVIEW
  • Wednesday: 4-6 REVIEW for Final Exam
  • Thursday: 4-6 FINAL EXAM

2) Topic: Westward Expansion at ANY cost

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Tuesday, 6/05/2018

    • *NO MORE Reflections. RTC’s ONLY
    • 2nd Hour: FINAL EXAM!!!
    • 3rd Hour: FINAL EXAM!!!      
    • 4th Hour: Final Exam REVIEW!  
    • 5th Hour: Final Exam REVIEW!  
    • 6th Hour: Final Exam REVIEW!  
    • Wednesday: 4-6 REVIEW for Final Exam
    • Thursday: 4-6 FINAL EXAM

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Wednesday, 6/06/2018

  • 7 Days (2/3 New learning) left of Middle School!! FINISH STRONG!!!
  • *You had a  Blog Post last night! Due tonight by 10:00 p.m.
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 6/08
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be.
  • RBP1) A) As the Lakota and JD were heading out for the bison hunt they came upon a terrible scene.
    • What had happened AND how did it temporarily change the relationship between them?  
  • RBP2) Once the hunt began JD did something that completely changed the opinion of the Lakota. 
    • What happened that changed their opinion of him? 
  • RBP3) Back at the bison camp JD is treated differently and has 2 incidents that starts to change who he is as a person, one with WIHH and another with a Lakota warrior wearing JD’s hat.
    • Describe the incidents AND how they change John and his relationship with the Lakota?  
  • RBP4) What is Dunbar’s Lakota name AND how does he get it?

2) Topic: Westward Expansion at ANY cost

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Thursday, 6/07/2018

  • 6 Days (LAST of New learning!!) left of Middle School! FINISH STRONG!!
  • * HW *~ NO Blog Post tonight! You can still finish any others from before.
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 6/08
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • R1) A) After DWW offers to join the Lakota in the fight against the Pawnee, KB does not understand why he wants to. 
    • Why doesn’t he want him to join the fight AND what incredible thing does he ask him to do instead AND what makes it incredible?  
    • B) What is the Lakota translation of the name Dances with Wolves?    
    • C)  After the victory over the Pawnee JD makes an important statement about himself. What was that statement AND why did he feel that way? 
    • D) After the battle, how does DWW change AND what does he decide to finally tell KB and TB, AND what is TB reaction/decision?  
    • E) Why does DWW need to go back to Ft. Sedgwick AND what happens when he gets there that changes the plans of the Lakota migration to their winter camp?

2) Topic: Westward Expansion at ANY cost

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Friday, 6/08/2018

  • 5 Days (0/1 New learning) left of Middle School!! FINISH STRONG!!!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 6/08
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be? 
  • 2nd Hour: Final Exam REVIEW!
  • 3rd Hour: Final Exam REVIEW!      
  • 4th Hour: Alphabetical Line-up for Recognition  
  • 5th Hour: “Far and Away”
  • 6th Hour: New Learning!
  • Monday: 3rd and 4th at Chenery. Maybe some of 5th.
  • Tuesday: 1-3 FINAL EXAM; 4-6 REVIEW
  • Wednesday: 4-6 REVIEW for Final Exam
  • Thursday: 4-6 FINAL EXAM   

2) Topic: Westward Expansion at ANY cost

 

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7th grade, week 38/38, 06/11-14/2018 (LAST WEEK of 7th grade! )

R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E= Empathy, C/G= Chart/Graph, RBP= Review Blog Post

 1.   Warm-up: Monday, 6/11/18 ~ DO YOUR BEST and FORGET THE REST!!!

  • *NO MORE Reflections. RTC’s ONLY
  • Monday: 2nd Hour: Final Exam REVIEW! 
    • 6th Hour: Last Day of New Learning; finishing Greece and starting Rome
      • Warm-up: R1) A) What famous battle strategy is Alexander famous for creating and using AND how did it work?  
        • B) Why did this strategy work so well against Persian King Darius III?
        • C) What did Darius do made his troops and his own family switch to Alexander’s side?  
  • Tuesday: 1-3 FINAL EXAM; 4-6 REVIEW
  • Wednesday: 4-6 REVIEW for Final Exam
  • Thursday: 4-6 FINAL EXAM   

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E= Empathy, C/G= Chart/Graph, RBP= Review Blog Post

 1)  Warm-up: Tuesday, 6/12/18 ~ DO YOUR BEST and FORGET THE REST!!!

  • *NO MORE Reflections. RTC’s ONLY
  • 2nd Hour: FINAL EXAM!!!
  • 3rd Hour: FINAL EXAM!!!      
  • 4th Hour: Final Exam REVIEW!  
  • 5th Hour: Final Exam REVIEW!  
  • 6th Hour: Final Exam REVIEW!  
  • Wednesday: 4-6 REVIEW for Final Exam
  • Thursday: 4-6 FINAL EXAM 

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E= Empathy, C/G= Chart/Graph, RBP= Review Blog Post

 1)  Warm-up: Wednesday, 6/13/18 ~ DO YOUR BEST and FORGET THE REST!!!

  • Wednesday: 4-6 REVIEW for Final Exam
  • Thursday: 4-6 FINAL EXAM

  2) Introduction to Ancient Greece: 

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E= Empathy, C/G= Chart/Graph, RBP= Review Blog Post

 1.   Warm-up: Thursday, 6/14/18 ~ DO YOUR BEST and FORGET THE REST!!!

  • Wednesday: 4-6 REVIEW for Final Exam
  • Thursday: 4-6 FINAL EXAM
 
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Posted by on June 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

8th grade, week 37/38, 06/04-08/2018 (6th wk of the LAST MP of Middle School!)

R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Monday, 6/04/2018

  • 9 Days (4/5 New learning) left of Middle School!! FINISH STRONG!!!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 6/08
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be? 
  • *POSTERS… LAST DAY for ANY CREDIT! (20% is better than 0%)
  • Empathy) What is your plan to finish as strongly as possible to put yourself in the best position to be successful in 9th grade?
  • R1) A) Once he reaches the prairie fort Ft. Sedgwick, what is the condition of the fort AND why is it like that?
    • B) What does Dunbar do that shows great self-discipline AND what can you learn from him that you can use in your life?
    • C) What 2 things happen that make it so no one knows that Lt. Dunbar is at Ft. Sedgwick? 
    • D) How do the Lakota talk to each other differently than most of us do, AND how does this way of talking help to avoid conflicts and keep everyone close to each other?

2) Topic: Westward Expansion at ANY cost

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Tuesday, 6/05/2018

  • 8 Days (3/4 New learning) left of Middle School! FINISH STRONG!!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 6/08
  • *HW* ~ LAST Blog Post tonight! Due tomorrow by 10:00 pm
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • R1) A) How do Kicking Bird and Wind in his Hair view the wasicu (whites)? 
    • B) Who does LJD meet on the prairie AND where and why does he take them?  
    • C) What do we know about this person AND why will they be important to future relations between LJD and the Lakota?  
    • D) How does Dunbar describe both KB and WIHH?
    • E) What word do the Lakota and Dunbar learn from each other AND why is so important to the Lakota? 

2) Topic: Westward Expansion at ANY cost

*HW* ~ Blog Post 

  • RBP1) A) As the Lakota and JD were heading out for the bison hunt they came upon a terrible scene.
    • What had happened AND how did it temporarily change the relationship between them?
    • B) Once the hunt began JD did something that completely changed the opinion of the Lakota. 
      • What happened that changed their opinion of him?
    • C) Back at the bison camp JD is treated differently and has 2 incidents that starts to change who he is as a person, one with WIHH and another with a Lakota warrior wearing JD’s hat.
      • Describe the incidents AND how they change John and his relationship with the Lakota?
    • D) What is Dunbar’s Lakota name AND how does he get it?

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Wednesday, 6/06/2018

  • 7 Days (2/3 New learning) left of Middle School!! FINISH STRONG!!!
  • *You had a  Blog Post last night! Due tonight by 10:00 p.m.
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 6/08
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be.
  • RBP1) A) As the Lakota and JD were heading out for the bison hunt they came upon a terrible scene.
    • What had happened AND how did it temporarily change the relationship between them?  
  • RBP2) Once the hunt began JD did something that completely changed the opinion of the Lakota. 
    • What happened that changed their opinion of him? 
  • RBP3) Back at the bison camp JD is treated differently and has 2 incidents that starts to change who he is as a person, one with WIHH and another with a Lakota warrior wearing JD’s hat.
    • Describe the incidents AND how they change John and his relationship with the Lakota?  
  • RBP4) What is Dunbar’s Lakota name AND how does he get it?

2) Topic: Westward Expansion at ANY cost

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Thursday, 6/07/2018

  • 6 Days (LAST of New learning!!) left of Middle School! FINISH STRONG!!
  • * HW *~ NO Blog Post tonight! You can still finish any others from before.
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 6/08
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • R1) A) After DWW offers to join the Lakota in the fight against the Pawnee, KB does not understand why he wants to. 
    • Why doesn’t he want him to join the fight AND what incredible thing does he ask him to do instead AND what makes it incredible?  
    • B) What is the Lakota translation of the name Dances with Wolves?    
    • C)  After the victory over the Pawnee JD makes an important statement about himself. What was that statement AND why did he feel that way? 
    • D) After the battle, how does DWW change AND what does he decide to finally tell KB and TB, AND what is TB reaction/decision?  
    • E) Why does DWW need to go back to Ft. Sedgwick AND what happens when he gets there that changes the plans of the Lakota migration to their winter camp?

2) Topic: Westward Expansion at ANY cost

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Friday, 6/08/2018

  • 5 Days (0/1 New learning) left of Middle School!! FINISH STRONG!!!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 6/08
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be? 
  • 2nd Hour: Final Exam REVIEW!
  • 3rd Hour: Final Exam REVIEW!      
  • 4th Hour: Alphabetical Line-up for Recognition  
  • 5th Hour: “Far and Away”
  • 6th Hour: New Learning!
  • Monday: 3rd and 4th at Chenery. Maybe some of 5th.
  • Tuesday: 1-3 FINAL EXAM; 4-6 REVIEW
  • Wednesday: 4-6 REVIEW for Final Exam
  • Thursday: 4-6 FINAL EXAM   

2) Topic: Westward Expansion at ANY cost

 

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

7th grade, week 37/38, 06/04-08/2018 (6th week of the LAST MP of 7th grade! )

R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E= Empathy, C/G= Chart/Graph, RBP= Review Blog Post

 1.   Warm-up: Monday, 6/04/18 ~ DO YOUR BEST and FORGET THE REST!!!

  • 9 Days (6 of New Learning) left of 7th Grade!! FINISH STRONG!!!!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and the week. It ends Friday, 6/08!
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • *NO MORE Reflections. RTC’s ONLY
  • R1) A) What did Hector do that let us know that he expected to die in his battle with Achilles?  
    • B) How did Achilles disrespect Hector and his father King Priam? 
    • C) What did Priam say to Achilles that completely changed his point of view AND why do you think it affected him so much?   
    • D) What “gift” was left behind by the Greeks on the beaches of Troy, AND what was supposedly their reason for leaving it? 
  • R2) In Greek poetry/literature there are 2 types of plays/writings: tragedies and comedies. 
    • A) What is the difference between the two AND which one is “The Iliad”?
    • B) The main types of characters in these stories are: heroestragic heroes, and anti-heroes.
      • What do each of them mean AND who are examples of at least 2 of them from Troy (“The Iliad”)?

2) Introduction to Ancient Greece: Objective: During this unit we will explore the culture of Greece and its history. You will learn about the history and culture of this region and its people, while also comparing it to modern Greece and our own American traditions.

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E= Empathy, C/G= Chart/Graph, RBP= Review Blog Post

 1)  Warm-up: Tuesday, 6/05/18 ~ DO YOUR BEST and FORGET THE REST!!!

  • *HW* ~ LAST Blog Post, due tomorrow night by 10:00 p.m.
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and the week. It ends Friday, 6/08!
  • 8 Days (5 of New Learning) left of 7th Grade!!! FINISH STRONG!!!!!!!
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • *NO MORE Reflections. RTC’s ONLY
  • R1) A) Who/what is Athens named for AND what does it/they represent?  
    • B) What is the Acropolis AND what would you find if you visited it? 
    • C) What is the Agora AND what would you have found there if you could have visited it in Ancient Greece?  
    • D) What is the meaning of capitol AND what are the names of the 3 types of capitols that you would find on Greek columns? 
    • E) How did the 3 capitols change over time AND how did it affect the Greek people? 

2) Topic: Objective: During this unit we will explore the culture of Greece and its history. You will learn about the history and culture of this region and its people, while also comparing it to modern Greece and our own American traditions.

*HW* ~ Blog Post. Due Sunday night by 10:00 p.m.

  • RBP1) A) What Greek polis was King Philip, Alexander’s father from? 
    • B) Who was Alexander’s extremely famous teacher AND what sayings is he famous for that we discussed yesterday? 
    • C) How/why did he become king of Greece at the age of 21? 

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E= Empathy, C/G= Chart/Graph, RBP= Review Blog Post

 1)  Warm-up: Wednesday, 6/06/18 ~ DO YOUR BEST and FORGET THE REST!!!

  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and the week. It ends Friday, 6/08!
  • *HW* ~ You had a Blog Post last night. Due tonight by 10:00 p.m.  
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • 8 Days (4 of New Learning) left of 7th Grade!!! FINISH STRONG!!!
  • *NO MORE Reflections. RTC’s ONLY
  • 2nd hour ONLY
    • RBP1) A) What Greek polis was King Philip, Alexander’s father from? 
      • B) Who was Alexander’s extremely famous teacher AND what sayings is he famous for that we discussed yesterday
      • C) How/why did he become king of Greece at the age of 21? 
  • 6th hour ONLY: R1) How are the Acropolis and the Agora both examples of why Greece experienced their “Golden Age” during the time that those were built?
    • PK) Alexander the Great never returned to Greece toward the end of his life even though he was King. Instead, he spent most of his time in Egypt, one of the places he conquered.
      • Why do you think he would have rather been Pharaoh than king? 
  • *Have your notes ready for the topic: Alexander the Great (Exit Ticket today!)

  2) Introduction to Ancient Greece: 

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E= Empathy, C/G= Chart/Graph, RBP= Review Blog Post

 1.   Warm-up: Thursday, 6/07/18 ~ DO YOUR BEST and FORGET THE REST!!!

  • 6 Days (3 of New Learning) left of 7th Grade!! FINISH STRONG!!!!
  • *HW* ~ NO Blog Post tonight! You can still do Tuesday’s.
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and the week. It ends Friday, 6/08!
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • *NO MORE Reflections. RTC’s ONLY
  • 2nd ONLY: R1) A) Alexander the Great never returned to Greece toward the end of his life even though he was King. Instead, he spent most of his time in Egypt, one of the places he conquered.
    • Why do you think he would have rather been Pharaoh than king?
    • B) What did Alexander do in each area he conquered for Greece?
    • C) Why were the places he conquered so willing to join with Greece under Alexander, rather than fight against them? 
    • D) What “gift” was left behind by the Greeks on the beaches of Troy, AND what was supposedly their reason for leaving it?
  • 6th ONLY: R1) A) What Greek polis was King Philip, Alexander’s father from? 
    • B) Who was Alexander’s extremely famous teacher AND what sayings is he famous for that we discussed yesterday? 
    • C) How/why did he become king of Greece at the age of 21?
    • D) What “gift” was left behind by the Greeks on the beaches of Troy, AND what was supposedly their reason for leaving it?

       

  • *Have your notes ready for the topic: Alexander the Great (Exit Ticket today!)

2) Introduction to Ancient Greece: 

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E= Empathy, C/G= Chart/Graph, RBP= Review Blog Post

 1.   Warm-up: Friday, 6/08/18 ~ DO YOUR BEST and FORGET THE REST!!!

  • 5 Days (2 of New Learning) left of 7th Grade!! FINISH STRONG!!!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and the week. It ends Friday, 6/08!
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • *NO MORE Reflections. RTC’s ONLY
  • R1) A) What happened shortly after Philip conquered Athens and took over Greece that instantly made the young 21 year-old Alexander king?
    • B) Why were the places he conquered so willing to join with Greece under Alexander, rather than fight against them?
    • C) What did Alexander do in each area he conquered for Greece?
    • D) What would you find in an Alexandria AND why did Alex want one created in every country he visited? 
    • E) The most famous Alexandria is in Egypt. Although, it was the biggest of all it also was conquered repeatedly.
      • Why was it conquered so easily so often?
  • R2) A) What famous battle strategy is Alexander famous for creating and using AND how did it work?  
    • B) Why did this strategy work so well against Persian King Darius III? 

2) Introduction to Ancient Greece: Objective: During this unit we will explore the culture of Greece and its history. You will learn about the history and culture of this region and its people, while also comparing it to modern Greece and our own American traditions.

 

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

7th grade, week 36/38, 05/29-06/01/2018 (5th week of the LAST MP of 7th grade! )

R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E= Empathy, C/G= Chart/Graph, RBP= Review Blog Post

 1)  Warm-up: Tuesday, 5/29/18 ~ DO YOUR BEST and FORGET THE REST!!!

  • *HW* ~ Blog Post, due tomorrow night by 10:00 p.m.
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and the week. It ends Friday, 6/01!
  • 13 Days ( 9 New Learning) left of 7th Grade!!! FINISH STRONG!!!!!!!
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • *NO MORE Reflections. RTC’s ONLY
  • R1) THOSE OF YOU WHO DID THIS FRIDAY, YOU ARE THE EXPERT AT YOUR TABLE. Lead the kids who haven’t done it with a discussion so we can go over it again.
    • A) Why was Paris’s name changed from Alexandros? 
    • B) What was Paris (Alexandros) forced by the goddesses into deciding, what did he choose, AND how did it affect his future?
    • C) Even though his brother Menelaus was so angry, why was Agamemnon happy that his brother’s wife was taken by the Trojans? 
    • D) Who was the leader of the myrmidon AND what was their purpose in a battle for the Greeks?
    • E) What is your plan to finish as strongly as possible to put yourself in the best position to be successful in 8th grade? 
    • **Have your notes ready for the topic: The Trojan War (Exit Ticket today!)

2) Introduction to Ancient Greece: 

*HW* ~ Blog Post. Due Sunday night by 10:00 p.m.

  • RBP1) A)  What was Achilles’s target when he reached the shore AND why does he choose that? 
    • B) Why did Achilles choose not to fight Hector in the temple? 
    • C) Why doesn’t Troy have a chance in a war against the Greeks? 
    • D) What does Paris suggest to avoid the destruction of Troy in a battle? 

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E= Empathy, C/G= Chart/Graph, RBP= Review Blog Post

 1)  Warm-up: Wednesday, 5/30/18 ~ DO YOUR BEST and FORGET THE REST!!!

  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and the week. It ends Friday, 6/01!
  • *HW* ~ You had a Blog Post last night. Due tonight by 10:00 p.m.  
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • 12 Days (8 New Learning) left of 7th Grade!!! FINISH STRONG!!!
  • *NO MORE Reflections. RTC’s ONLY
  • *Reflect on your current grade.
    • Are you happy/unhappy with it AND what can you do to either improve or maintain it in these final weeks?
  • RBP1) A)  What was Achilles’s target when he reached the shore AND why does he choose that? 
    • B) Why did Achilles choose not to fight Hector in the temple? 
    • C) Why doesn’t Troy have a chance in a war against the Greeks? 
    • D) What does Paris suggest to avoid the destruction of Troy in a battle?
  • PK) In Ancient Sparta, boys were sent to the Agoge at age 7, or younger,  which was a training school for Spartan warriors. Education wasn’t an option for these boys (only girls who were educated). Unlike them, you have the ability to be educated and achieve as much as you want.
    • What are some things that get in the way of you giving your best effort in school? 
  • **Have your notes ready for the topic: The Trojan War (Exit Ticket today!)

  2) Introduction to Ancient Greece: 

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E= Empathy, C/G= Chart/Graph, RBP= Review Blog Post

 1.   Warm-up: Thursday, 5/31/18 ~ DO YOUR BEST and FORGET THE REST!!!

  • 11 Days (7 New Learning) left of 7th Grade!! FINISH STRONG!!!!
  • *HW* ~ NO Blog Post tonight!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and the week. It ends Friday, 6/01!
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • *NO MORE Reflections. RTC’s ONLY
  • R1) A) What are the names of the two peninsulas that make up Greece AND on which one of them is Sparta?   
    • B) What was the purpose of the Agoge in Sparta? 
    • C) Once there, what were those who went to the Agoge expected to do AND how were they treated?
    • D) Who was not allowed at the Agoge AND what were they expected to do instead?    
  • **Have your notes ready for the topic: The Trojan War 

2) Introduction to Ancient Greece: 

*HW* ~ Blog Post. Due Sunday night by 10:00 p.m.

  • RBP1) A)
    • B) 
    • C)  
    • D)  

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E= Empathy, C/G= Chart/Graph, RBP= Review Blog Post

 1.   Warm-up: Friday, 6/01/18 ~ DO YOUR BEST and FORGET THE REST!!!

  • 10 Days (6 New Learning) left of 7th Grade!!! FINISH STRONG!!!!!!!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and the week. It ends Friday, 6/01!
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • *You had a Blog Post last night. It is due tonight by 10:00 p.m.
  • *NO MORE Reflections. RTC’s ONLY
  • R1) A) What is a polis? 
    • B) How is a polis different from a city?
    • C) What worldwide organization in nearly every community comes from Greece’s ancient polises AND what is their role/job in society?  
  • R2) A) What major mistake did the Greeks make in attacking Troy?
    • B) Why was it okay for the Greeks to lose this battle? 

2) Introduction to Ancient Greece: Objective: During this unit we will explore the culture of Greece and its history. You will learn about the history and culture of this region and its people, while also comparing it to modern Greece and our own American traditions.

 

 
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8th grade, week 36/38, 05/29-6/01/2018 (5th wk of the LAST MP of Middle School!)

R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Tuesday, 5/29/2018

  • 13 Days (9 New learning) left of Middle School! FINISH STRONG!!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 6/08
  • *HW* ~ Blog Post tonight! Due tomorrow by 10:00 pm
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • *POSTERS DUE TODAY for FULL CREDIT! After today, they drop 20% per day!
  • Empathy) What is your plan to finish as strongly as possible to put yourself in the best position to be successful in 9th grade?
  • R1) A) What happened in 1874 that changed the American government’s attitude from being willing to sign treaties, to declaring war on the Lakota (Sioux)? 
    • B) How did the US Army, under Gen. Custer, react after they were defeated at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876?
    • C) Although what happened at Wounded Knee and the 1877 “Sell of starve” treaty were the final nail in the coffin in the sovereignty (independence) of the Lakota, the 1887 Dawes Act had a much bigger and lasting effect on the destruction of American Indian life. 
      • What did the Dawe’s Act do AND how did it destroy Native American life to the point where they have struggled to ever recover their lives and culture?
  • PK) What do you know about the Trail of Tears (Indian Removal Act)?

2) Topic: Westward Expansion at ANY cost

*HW* ~ Blog Post 

  • RBP1) A) What was the thesis of the girl’s project about the “Trail of Tears”? 
    • B) What happened in 1824 that changed the future of the Cherokee going forward? 
    • C) After that, the U.S. signed a treaty with the Cherokee guaranteeing the US Cherokee land.
      • How did this change the status of the Cherokee from that moment on?
    • D) In 1828, after a few years of the Cherokee refusing to leave, President Jackson responded by ordering Congress to pass the Indian Relocation Act (didn’t take effect until 1830).
      • What did the first court decide AND were they correct?
      • How did the Cherokee respond, AND what was the decision the 2nd time around? 

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Wednesday, 5/30/2018

  • 12 Days (8 New learning) left of Middle School!! FINISH STRONG!!!
  • *You had a  Blog Post last night! Due tonight by 10:00 p.m.
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 6/08
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be.
  • *Reflect on your current grade.
    • Are you happy/unhappy with it?
    • What can you do to either improve or maintain it in these final weeks?
  • RBP1) A) What was the thesis of the girl’s project about the “Trail of Tears”? 
    • B) What happened in 1824 that changed the future of the Cherokee going forward? 
    • C) After that, the U.S. signed a treaty with the Cherokee guaranteeing the US Cherokee land.
      • How did this change the status of the Cherokee from that moment on?
    • D) In 1828, after a few years of the Cherokee refusing to leave, President Jackson responded by ordering Congress to pass the Indian Relocation Act (didn’t take effect until 1830).
      • What did the first court decide AND were they correct?
      • How did the Cherokee respond, AND what was the decision the 2nd time around?

2) Topic: Westward Expansion at ANY cost

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Thursday, 5/31/2018

  • 11 Days (7 New learning) left of Middle School! FINISH STRONG!!
  • * HW *~ NO Blog Post tonight!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 6/08
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • *POSTERS… were due Tuesday. Unless you have gotten permission from me for an extension, they are late 2 days and have dropped 40% (at the least.) They will decrease 20% per day as you have had plenty of time to finish them. (60%)
  • R1) Before you start your warm-up, you need to read and complete the DBQ: Causes of Secession, letters from Southern states.
    • A) Today we talked about the difference between the reasons why the Union and Confederates wanted to fight the ACW.      
    • What are the differences AND which one had a bigger problem between their leaders and soldiers? Explain! 
    • B) Where was LJJD in the opening scene AND why did he leave the place?   
    • C) What did he do next AND what were the shocking results that came from that choice? (At least 4!)

2) Topic: Westward Expansion at ANY cost

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Friday, 6/01/2018

  • 10 Days (6 New learning) left of Middle School!! FINISH STRONG!!!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 6/08
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • *POSTERS… were due Tuesday. Unless you have gotten permission from me for an extension, they are late 2 days and have dropped 60% (at the least.) Today is the LAST day to get credit. 
  • R1) A) Where is LJJD supposed to be posted AND where is it located in modern-day America?      
    • B) What happens shortly after John leaves AND what problem could it cause for his future?  
  • R2) A) How does Timmins (wagoner) describe Indians when John asks him about them?
    • B) Do you think Timmins’s opinion is more the norm or the exception AND why?   

2) Topic: Westward Expansion at ANY cost

 

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

8th grade, week 35/38, 05/21-25/2018 (4th wk of the LAST MP of Middle School!)

R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-upMonday, 5/21/2018

  • 18 Days left of Middle School!!! FINISH STRONG!!!!!!!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 6/08
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be
  • WORK HARD!!! Focus on writing more than your images/pictures to make sure that you include all of the information necessary to get an A.
    • REMEMBER, you have 2 days left in class total. It is due at the end of class tomorrow!
      • Image suggestions: Triangular Trade, slave ships, the cotton gin, auction blocks, raw cotton, tobacco, and rice.  You could also search for Slave sales advertisements, and runaway poster/advertisements.

2) Topic: Slavery: Was slavery “the necessary evil”?

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Tuesday, 5/22/2018

  • 17 Days left of Middle School!!! FINISH STRONG!!!!!!!
  • *HW* ~ Blog Post tonight! Due tomorrow by 10:00 pm
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 6/08
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be.
  • WORK HARD!!! Focus on writing more than your images/pictures to make sure that you include all of the information necessary to get an A.
    • TODAY IS THE LAST DAY IN CLASS! If you need more days outside of class because you want to do your best, please let me know so that I can mark it down so that you don’t take a grade it because of it being late past tomorrow. 
      • Image suggestions: Triangular Trade, slave ships, the cotton gin, auction blocks, raw cotton, tobacco, and rice.  You could also search for Slave sales advertisements, and runaway poster/advertisements.

2) Topic: Slavery: Was slavery “the necessary evil”?

*HW* ~ Blog Post 

  • RBP1) A) What does the term cultural relativism mean AND why is it important when learning about historical people/time periods and comparing them to the present?
    • B) Give an example of cultural relativism that we have used this year AND explain it. (Lincoln is one, but we have covered many others)
    • PKBP) 7th President Andrew Jackson is complicated and infamous for many reasons, some of which we will cover today and tomorrow. 1) He was a slave owner, 2) He ordered and enforced the Indian Removal Act (aka “The Trail of Tears”), and several other reasons. 
      • A) What does it mean to famous vs. infamous? 
      • B) How can cultural relativism explain how President Jackson was long considered a top 2-5 president for over 150 years, but is now seen as either the very bottom or second to last in historians annual rankings?

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Wednesday, 5/23/2018

  • 16 Days left of Middle School!!! FINISH STRONG!!!!!!!
  • *You had a  Blog Post last night! Due tonight by 10:00 p.m.
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 5/25
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • *POSTERS… were due Tuesday. Unless you have gotten permission from me for an extension, they are late 1 day and have dropped 20% (at the least.) They will decrease 20% per day as you have had plenty of time to finish them. (60%)
  • RBP1) A) What does the term cultural relativism mean AND why is it important when learning about historical people/time periods and comparing them to the present?
    • B) Give an example of cultural relativism that we have used this year AND explain it. (Lincoln is one, but we have covered many others)
    • PKBP) 7th President Andrew Jackson is complicated and infamous for many reasons, some of which we will cover today and tomorrow. 1) He was a slave owner, 2) He ordered and enforced the Indian Removal Act (aka “The Trail of Tears”), and several other reasons. 
      • A) What does it mean to be famous vs. infamous? 
      • B) How can cultural relativism explain how President Jackson was long considered a top 2-5 president for over 150 years, but is now seen as either the very bottom or second to last in historians annual rankings?

2) Topic: Westward Expansion at ANY cost

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1) Warm-up: Thursday, 5/24/2018

  • 15 Days left of Middle School!!! FINISH STRONG!!!!!!!
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 5/25
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be?
  • * HW *~ Blog Post tonight. Due Sunday night by 10:00 p.m. 
  • *POSTERS… were due Tuesday. Unless you have gotten permission from me for an extension, they are late 2 days and have dropped 40% (at the least.) They will decrease 20% per day as you have had plenty of time to finish them. (60%)
  • R1) A) Today we talked about the difference between the reasons why the Union and Confederates wanted to fight the ACW.      
    • What are the differences AND which one had a bigger problem between their leaders and soldiers? Explain! 
    • B) Where was LJJD in the opening scene AND why did he leave the place?   
    • C) What did he do next AND what were the shocking results that came from that choice? (At least 4!)  

2) Topic: Westward Expansion at ANY cost

*HW* ~ Blog Post tonight!   

  • RBP1) A) In 1824 the U.S. Government created the Bureau of Indian Affairs. What department was it a part of AND what did that signal to us about their feelings towards American Indians?
    • B) What agency does it belong to today AND what does that tell us? 
    • C) In 1851 the 1st Ft. Laramie treaty was signed between the Lakota and the US government. It made the Lakota a sovereign nation because treaties are signed between nations.
      • What did the Lakota get from the 1st FL Treaty AND how has it changed?
    • D) Between 1862-63 Pres. Lincoln made 2 decisions that had enormous consequences for the future of the nation.
      • What were they AND how did they affect us specifically? 

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R = Review, PK = Prior Knowledge, E: Empathy, C/G: Chart/Graph, RBP: Review Blog Post

1)Warm-up: Friday, 5/25/2018

  • 14 Days left of Middle School!!! FINISH STRONG!!!!!!!
  • LANCER CARDS – 5th hour. On time to class. 
  • *Set a new DOJO goal for the day and week. It ends Friday, 5/25.
  • *Which wolf are you feeding today/this moment?  (Evil or Good) What can you do to turn it around so you are successful and the person you want to be
  • *POSTERS.. were due Tuesday. Unless you have gotten permission from me for an extension, they are late 2 days and have dropped 40% (at the least.) They will decrease 20% per day as you have had plenty of time to finish them. (60%)
  • RBP1) A) In 1824 the U.S. Government created the Bureau of Indian Affairs. What department was it a part of AND what did that signal to us about their feelings towards American Indians?
    • B) What agency does it belong to today AND what does that tell us? 
    • C) In 1851 the 1st Ft. Laramie treaty was signed between the Lakota and the US government. It made the Lakota a sovereign nation because treaties are signed between nations.
      • What did the Lakota get from the 1st FL Treaty AND how has it changed?
    • D) Between 1862-63 Pres. Lincoln made 2 decisions that had enormous consequences for the future of the nation.
      • What were they AND how did they affect us specifically?

2) Topic: Westward Expansion at ANY cost

 
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